11:51am

Mon August 1, 2011
The Two-Way

Colleges For Partying, Eating, And Learning (If You Must)

Originally published on Mon August 1, 2011 12:16 pm

College students aid a colleague as he performs a keg stand in this file photo. Princeton Review released its new list of top party schools in America Monday.
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For the second year in a row, two universities in towns named Athens are at the top of the Party Schools rankings put out by the Princeton Review. But this year, Ohio University topped the University of Georgia for the No. 1 spot.

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11:19am

Mon August 1, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Feds Order Insurers To Cover Birth Control Free Of Charge To Women

Before long, almost all insurers will have to cover birth control pills at no charge to women.
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Even though the decision was widely expected, there's no denying the news is still a pretty big deal. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services adopted in full the women's health recommendations issued two weeks ago by the independent Institute of Medicine.

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11:02am

Mon August 1, 2011
Business

Western Oil and Gas Leaders Begin Meeting in Denver

Oil and gas industry officials and policymakers begin a four day meeting in Denver today focusing on energy development and the Rocky Mountain West’s role in it.

Dubbed: the Mission Possible – the Rocky Mountain Energy Epicenter Conference promises to "engage the public to ensure there’s social and political support to bring the opportunities of a lifetime to the market."

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11:02am

Mon August 1, 2011
Transportation

Enforcement of Expanded Child Restraint Law Goes into Effect Today

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Starting today, revised child restraint laws take effect in Colorado.

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10:39am

Mon August 1, 2011
World Cafe

William Elliott Whitmore On 'World Cafe: Next'

William Elliott Whitmore is this week's 'World Cafe: Next' artist.
David Black Courtesy of the artist

William Elliott Whitmore's folk songs may sound like something out of a bygone era, but they communicate with rare immediacy. Whitmore's stripped-down arrangements foreground his gritty, powerful voice and politically observant lyrics, an approach that has led some to call him a musical heir to the likes of Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen.

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10:27am

Mon August 1, 2011
Krulwich Wonders...

Food On A Plate Shouldn't Move

Originally published on Mon August 1, 2011 12:07 pm

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There should be a law that says food on a plate shouldn't move.

Especially when you're about to eat it.

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10:22am

Mon August 1, 2011
Associates in Family Medicine

25th Annual Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter Concert

For 25 years KUNC has presented Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter – an annual benefit show for the Weld Food Bank and the Food Bank for Larimer County. This year we invited two of our favorite singer/songwriters, Liz Barnez and Rebecca Folsom, to the Hammond Amphitheater at 29th Street and Taft in Loveland for an evening of music you can feel good about.

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10:13am

Mon August 1, 2011
The Two-Way

CBO: Budget Compromise Would Cut At Least $2.1 Trillion

Originally published on Mon August 1, 2011 10:46 am

The independent Congressional Budget Office has finished scoring the budget compromise reached by President Obama and Congressional leaders, yesterday.

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, the CBO reports that because of budget caps, the legislation would reduce budget deficits by $917 billion between 2012 and 2021 and because of spending cuts, it would reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion. That's a $2.1 trillion cut over the next ten years. Using another projection, it found the cuts could amount to at least $2.3 billion.

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10:00am

Mon August 1, 2011
Can I Just Tell You?

Debt Talks: Getting Locked In And Driving Out

How is negotiating a federal spending plan like getting out of a crowded parking lot?
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I was trying to keep track of the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling this weekend, and all of a sudden, it reminded me of an incident I had in a parking garage near my house last year.

It was late spring or summer, and it was hot. I had the kids with me, and we were finished doing whatever it was we were doing, and we were ready to go home. We jumped into the car and tried to head out. But we could not.

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10:00am

Mon August 1, 2011
Economy

Debt Agreement Is An Answer But No Solution?

President Obama and congressional leaders reached an agreement Sunday to avoid a first-ever U.S. default. The plan raises the debt ceiling and cuts more than $2 trillion from government spending over a decade. The Senate is expected to vote on it today. To learn more about the deal, host Michel Martin speaks with U.S. News and World Report's Mary Kate Cary and The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart.

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